Medication For Weight Management

In Canada, there are weight loss treatments available. 

Visit Obesity Canada’s website to learn more about your options. Speak to your doctor to learn about the right treatment for you.

Prescription medication as part of a holistic approach to weight management

Weight management medication typically works by suppressing appetite or preventing the body from absorbing and/or storing energy in consumed food as body fat. Appetite is the desire to eat food, sometimes due to hunger. Appealing foods can stimulate appetite even when hunger is absent, although appetite can be greatly reduced by satiety. Appetite serves to regulate adequate energy intake to maintain metabolic needs.

Talking to your doctor

Weight Loss Medication can help as a weight management solution. A simple conversation with a doctor can determine if this type of weight loss support is appropriate, and which medication should be prescribed in conjunction with  diet and exercise. Doctors are the best resource for questions about weight management prescriptions and medications.